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The British Isles will lie under an unsettled and mainly northwesterly airflow during the next 24 hours, although a ridge of high pressure will encroach from the west late on Wednesday and during Thursday.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, decreasing 4 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at times in north and near Rattray Head, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head and Berwick upon Tweed.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly veering northerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5 veering northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first in south, otherwise good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in east, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 decreasing 4, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, then decreasing 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far west, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Cornwall, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4, then becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, then veering northwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 4, then becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in North Channel, decreasing 4 at times in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest becoming cyclonic, then becoming east later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest becoming cyclonic, then becoming east later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in east, but becoming high later in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly severe gale force 9

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in southeast, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, but 7 occasionally gale 8 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in east and high at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time in southwest, increasing northerly or northeasterly 7 or gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first in east, becoming high later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair at first in west, otherwise showers, perhaps wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps poor at times.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintery showers, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 to 6 by evening, further decreasing 2 to 4 overnight and becoming locally variable.
    • Sea State

      Rough, decreasing rather rough in the evening, then slight or moderate with swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

  • Wind

    North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb